tailwind
noun Date: 1897 a wind having the same general direction as a course of movement (as of an aircraft)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tailwind — ► NOUN ▪ a wind blowing in the direction of travel of a vehicle or aircraft …   English terms dictionary

  • Tailwind — A tailwind is a wind that blows in the direction of travel of an object. A tailwind increases the object s speed and reduces the time required to reach its destination. Tailwinds are commonly measured in relation to the speed of vehicles commonly …   Wikipedia

  • tailwind — [[t]te͟ɪlwɪnd[/t]] tailwinds also tail wind N COUNT A tailwind is a wind that is blowing from behind an aeroplane, boat, or other vehicle, making it move faster. A tailwind had cut the flying time by half an hour. Ant: headwind …   English dictionary

  • tailwind — UK [ˈteɪlˌwɪnd] / US noun [countable] Word forms tailwind : singular tailwind plural tailwinds a wind that blows in the same direction in which a vehicle is moving. A wind that blows directly towards a vehicle is called a headwind …   English dictionary

  • tailwind — /tayl wind /, n. a wind coming from directly behind a moving object, esp. an aircraft or other vehicle (opposed to headwind). [1895 1900; TAIL1 + WIND1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tailwind — noun a wind that blows in the same direction as the course of an aircraft or ship Ant: headwind …   Wiktionary

  • tailwind — tail|wind [ˈteılˌwınd] n a wind blowing in the same direction that something or someone is travelling →↑headwind …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tailwind — n. wind coming from directly behind a vehicle or aircraft …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tailwind — Any wind blowing on the aircraft from behind if the aircraft is on the ground, or any wind that produces a ground speed higher than the true air speed while in the air …   Aviation dictionary

  • tailwind — noun a wind blowing in the direction of travel of a vehicle or aircraft …   English new terms dictionary

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